Hernias occur due to weakness in the muscles of the abdomen or groin. This causes the internal organs to protrude out, sometimes leading to strangulation. Treatment of hernias is mostly with surgery, however in less risky cases, wait and watch can be an option.

Hernia surgery is recognised as a speciality on its own in many European countries. In the Middle East and especially Dubai there has been an increasing emphasis on the recognition of the importance of hernia surgery and the modern advances in hernia treatment.

Surgeons at Mediclinic City Hospital keep abreast of the latest innovations in surgery, material, prostheses, biological grafts and meshes, in order to offer and perform bespoke surgery for patients with different type of hernias.

There are different sites from where hernias can manifest and they are known by different names.  Some of the common hernias are:

  • Inguinal hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Obturator hernia
  • Spigelian hernia
  • Ventral hernia

Mediclinic City Hospital’s General Surgery department has specialists experienced in dealing with all types of hernias.  The surgeons are specialists in performing hernia surgeries both by the open and the laparoscopic method. 

All hernias require medical attention because hernias carry the risk of strangulation and emergency presentation with emergency surgery.  Therefore it is important to consult a general surgeon and get the treatment done at an early stage.  The General Surgery team at Mediclinic City Hospital is experienced in performing most surgeries for hernias by the laparoscopic method.  This helps the patient experience less pain and discomfort, results in smaller scars, and earlier mobilisation, discharge from hospital and return to work.